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KH-4A 1013



This US Air Force surveillance satellite was launched from Vandenberg AFB aboard a Thor Agena D rocket. A program anomaly occurred immediately after launch when both cameras operated for 417 frames. Main cameras ceased operation on revolution 52D of first portion of mission negating second portion. About 65% of aft camera film is out of focus.

Alternate Names

  • 00921
  • KH-4A1013

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1964-11-02
Launch Vehicle: Thor Augmented Delta-Agena D
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States
Mass: 1500 kg

Funding Agency

  • Department of Defense-Department of the Air Force (United States)


  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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